Hull FC have won the race to sign Salford Red Devils forward Josh Jones on a two-year deal from the start of the 2020 season. The 26-year-old began his career with St Helens and helped them win Super League in 2014, before having a spell in rugby union with Exeter.
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Jones returned to rugby league with Salford, where he has been an ever-present this season and Hull coach Lee Radford is delighted to have fought off strong competition to sign him. “When you look at the calibre of other clubs that were in for Josh, it’s really pleasing that he has decided to join Hull FC because it shows where we are at,” Radford said.
“I think it’s a really, really strong signing and it’s a great start to our recruitment for next season. I’ve been a huge admirer of Josh for the last few years, so to finally have the deal done is a relief. “Josh has the attributes to become a regular in the England squad which is hopefully an aspiration we can help him achieve.”
Back-rower Jones added: “I’m really delighted to have signed for the club,” said Jones, who has been an ever-present this season. “It’s been a long couple of months of negotiations, so I’m really pleased that the deal has gone through with Hull.”